Idhayam (English: Heart) is a 1991 Tamil language romantic drama film directed by debutant director Kathir. The movie stars Murali and Heera Rajagopal in lead roles. The music was composed by Ilayaraja. It was popular and trend setter in between 1990s lovers. The film was a Super Hit.
Raja, an introvert medical student falls in love with his fellow college mate, Geeta, but does not have courage to express his love to her. When he decides to convey his love, then he misunderstands that Geeta is in love with someone else but in fact she was helping her sister and her lover to unite. Her father does not accept her sister’s love and the pair commit suicide.
Towards the end of the final year of college, he finally conveys his love to Geetha when she is in the college mourning her sister’s death. On the last day of college, Raja comes to know that the Geetha is about to be engaged soon to someone else, he couldn’t cope with the news and suffers a mild heart stroke and gets hospitalized. In the mean time Geetha starts falling in love with Raja, she visits the hospital to express her love only to find Raja has left to catch a train to his native village. She rushes to the railway station and searches for him, she finds her father on the way and her father accepts her love, she finds Raja’s friend Chinni instead and will come to know of Raja’s heart condition that he cannot digest a very happy or sad news. Chinni urges Geetha not to meet Raja then and promises after Raja recuperates, he will unite them. The film ends as Geetha looks at the departing train.
Directed by Kathir
Produced by G. Thyagarajan & G. Saravanan
Written by Kathir
Starring Murali, Heera Rajagopal, Chinni Jayanth, Manorama
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Abdul Rehman
Edited by B. Lenin & V. T. Vijayan
Production Sathya Jyothi Films
Distributed by Sathya Jyothi Films
Release date 6 September 1991
Running time 130 minutes